Ruckus Wireless said Evangel University has rolled out its next-generation smart Wi-Fi technology, the 802.11ac Wave 2.
The company said this Wi-Fi solution provides students and faculty with a scalable and high-density infrastructure and helped to transform education both inside and outside the classroom.
Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri serves more than 2,200 students and 400 faculty and staff and is spread over 100 acres. There are 1,100 students living on campus in seven dorms.
Due to a high student and faculty complaint volume regarding the insufficient legacy Wi-Fi, Evangel recognized the need for a robust, scalable, reliable Wi-Fi infrastructure in classrooms, across campus and in dorms.
Evangel installed 335 access points throughout the campus, delivering a major increase in Wi-Fi performance and range.
The R710 delivers up to 5dB of signal gain and is backwards compatible with existing Wi-Fi clients. It has a 4×4:4 802.11ac functionality and MU-MIMO that addresses the need of high density
“We used to receive daily student complaints about on-campus Wi-Fi. Since installing Ruckus’ technology, we have not received one,” stated Gary Blackard, chief information officer at Evangel University.
“With Ruckus, we were able to get the performance and coverage we needed. Now students can easily connect with multiple devices at the same time. At the CIO level, this was one of the smoothest implementations I have seen in a long time,” Blackard said.
To further enhance services, Evangel University also deployed Ruckus ZoneDirector 3000 controllers, Dynamic PSK technology and SmartCell.
“We are excited to be able help Evangel University meet their students’ expectation for robust, high quality, reliable Wi-Fi,” said Greg Beach, vice president of product management, Ruckus Wireless.
“We know that students take Wi-Fi capabilities into account when choosing a college, and being able to provide campus-wide mobility enables a better, more connected learning experience.”